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Theme: The Power of You Makes it Possible

This event occurred on
March 22, 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States

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McKnight Hall
9205 University City Rd.
Room 320
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262
United States
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Alexus Widemon

Alexus is an alumnus of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies. Alexus hopes to become an author, public speaker, and higher education professional. Alexus' perspectives changed in when she was pulled from class in 6th grade by Guilford County to gather statistics on children with incarcerated parents. Alexus prides herself on maintaining a positive mindset and helping others achieve their goals through mentorship and authenticity. Alexus is the founder of Souls' Speak, a spoken word and public speaking organization.

Darryl Bellamy Jr.

Darryl is a 2012 graduate from UNC Charlotte where he was an involved student leader on campus. Darryl resides in Charlotte where he was a 2016 corporate drop out and now works as a national leadership speaker, traveling the country and having collected fears from over 12,000 students. Darryl is passionate about the fears we hide and what we keep to ourselves that prevent us from moving onto that next level of success; so much so that . Darryl has authored a book.

Erica Lennon

Erica is a practicing psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with, providing presentations on, and training new professionals on the topic of suicide. Erica coordinates campus outreach efforts for Counseling & Psychological Services at UNC Charlotte and has a passion for extending beyond the traditional "therapy walls" to connect with students and the campus community on mental health topics. Erica values empowerment, opening dialogues on "taboo topics" and humility. Erica will be sharing the narrative of her ongoing journey of healing through the pain, shame, and self-blame of losing a client to suicide on the way toward reclaiming herself.

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